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Date Added: Sat 08/06/2024

Assistant Accountant

Southampton, UK
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Company: REED

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £27,000 - £28,500 per annum, Inc benefits

We are looking for a dedicated Assistant Accountant to join the finance team of our highly regarded client within the hospitality and events sector. As the successful candidate will play a crucial role in the reporting and transactional processes of our clients business. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a strong understanding of accounting principles and a passion for finance. Those with hospitality experience will be favoured.

Day-to-day of the role:

  • Ensure ledger integrity and implement controls.
  • Prepare key information for monthly management account packs.
  • Perform balance sheet and bank account reconciliations.
  • Assist with year-end audit queries.
  • Reconcile payments daily and resolve discrepancies.
  • Provide accurate and timely information to Heads of Departments (HODs).
  • Assist sales ledger and purchase ledger as needed.
  • Ensure VAT is correctly posted and assist with VAT returns.
  • Manage month-end activities.
  • Provide ad hoc support to the Head of Finance as required.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Strong understanding of basic accounting principles.
  • AAT qualified, or studying towards qualification, or equivalent experience. (Study support is available)
  • Proficient in accounting data entry with an ability to identify numerical errors.
  • Bookkeeping or previous accountancy training is desirable.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel user - essential.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Analytical problem solver.
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite is desirable but not essential.
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage time independently.
  • Ability to forge effective and professional working relationships.
Benefits:
  • A competitive salary up to £28,500, and a huge range of benefits, discounts and event tickets
  • Opportunities for flexible working hours.
  • Active social group with regular subsidised staff trips and events..
  • 28 days’ holiday including bank holidays.
  • Study support including annual membership, subject to a training agreement (conditions applied)
  • Free parking.
  • Auto-enrolment in company pension scheme.

To apply for the Assistant Accountant position, please submit your CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining our team.

Reed Accountancy & Finance have the South Coast covered. With over 60 years in Accounting experience, you only need to make one phone call. Call us today on . Not all our roles are advertised, and our friendly and professional team will support you in any way we can either for temporary or permanent opportunities. 

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